Private knee replacement Bushey

Inclusive treatment and care from £13,850

At Spire Bushey Hospital, we use many of the latest knee replacement techniques and innovations and personalised aftercare to help get you get the most from your knee replacement.

During a knee replacement operation, your consultant will remove damaged parts of your knee and replace them with an artificial joint to relieve pain and stiffness.

Our consultants use revolutionary robotic-assisted technology for knee replacements with the Navio™ surgical system, read more about pioneering treatment here.

Sometimes also called

  • Patellofemoral replacement
  • Partial knee replacement (PKR)
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement (TKR)
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    2–5 days

  • Procedure duration
    1–2 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or epidural

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Bushey

Spire Bushey is one of North London and Hertfordshire’s leading private hospitals for orthopaedic (bone and muscle) services and we take pride in delivering high quality care. This includes personalised treatment plans that help you get the most from your operation.

We offer private knee replacement surgery to patients in Hertfordshire, Greater London, Essex, and Buckinghamshire, including local areas like Watford, Bushey and Harrow.

How to book

Choose Spire Bushey Hospital if you live in or nearby Hertfordshire, Greater London, Essex, or Buckinghamshire.

To book a knee replacement, complete the enquiry form or call 020 8950 9090.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Bushey Hospital

It’s a common operation to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

Knee replacement Fees
Initial consultation from £250
Treatment £13,600
Aftercare Included
Guide price £13,850
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£310
Representative example
Loan amount £12,350
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £14,880

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Bushey Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Procedures offered for knee replacement at Spire Bushey

At Spire Bushey, we have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. We also offer some of the latest surgical techniques, which may be beneficial to some patients. These include:

  • Minimally invasive knee replacement – intended to improve recovery time and reduce scarring
  • NAVIO surgical system - an advanced robot assisted system that works in conjunction with the surgeon's skilled hands to achieve precise positioning of components during surgery, to improve function, feel and longevity of the knee implant

Our facilities offer five operating theatres, three with laminar flow which regulates air flow to reduce the risk of infection.

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Bushey

Getting here

Spire Bushey Hospital and Diagnostic Centre are in Hertfordshire, just 15 miles from London and five miles from Watford. We’re easy to access from the M1 and M25 motorways and by underground and overground train. We have free parking on both sites for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial consultation will take place at Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre which offers the latest facilities and diagnostics. All of our rooms are accessible, making things easier if you have difficulty walking.

Our dedicated orthopaedic consultants specialise in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal (bone and muscle) conditions. Here’s what will happen before your treatment:

  • If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, your consultant may recommend our advanced scanning, imaging and diagnostic technologies to look at your knee and help them understand the cause of your pain or mobility problems
  • Once you’ve been diagnosed or if you have a referral, your consultant will then discuss treatment options with you
  • Before recommending a knee replacement, they may suggest hydrocortisone joint injections or knee arthroscopy first

Your consultations give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your expectations, needs and desires. Your consultant will then be able to outline a treatment and care plan that’s tailored to you.

Full knee replacement surgery

Watch how a knee replacement surgery takes place

Knee replacement: your procedure

On the day of your surgery, your consultant and surgical team will prepare you for your operation.

Anaesthetic options

You’ll probably have a general anaesthetic, so you’ll be completely asleep. However, sometimes it’s preferable or necessary to have an epidural (spinal) anaesthetic, where you’re numb from the waist down. If so, your anaesthetist can give you sedatives to help you relax during the operation.

Visit our knee replacement surgery page for more detailed information.

During your operation

After you have been given your anaesthetic you’ll be taken into theatre, where your consultant will make the necessary incisions and fit your artificial joint.

The procedure usually takes two hours to complete.You’ll start your recovery at Spire Bushey, staying with us for two to five days.

Q & A

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

After your private knee replacement surgery, you can begin your recovery in one of our 80 private rooms. Your room will have:

  • Bed
  • TV
  • WiFi access

Our team will give you pain relief to help you manage any discomfort and will make sure you can recover with everything you need.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for knee replacement surgery:

Day 1

Stand using a walking aid

2–5 days

Leave hospital

1 week

Walk with a walking aid

4–6 weeks

May be able to drive

6 weeks

Walk without crutches

3 months–1 year

No more pain and swelling

2 years

Full recovery

  • Day 1


    Stand using a walking aid

  • 2–5 days


    Leave hospital

  • 1 week


    Walk with a walking aid

  • 4–6 weeks


    May be able to drive

  • 6 weeks


    Walk without crutches

  • 3 months–1 year


    No more pain and swelling

  • 2 years


    Full recovery

Areas served

At Spire Bushey Hospital, we serve Hertfordshire, Greater London, Essex and Buckinghamshire, including Bushey, Watford, Cheshunt and Harrow.

Choose your Hertfordshire-based knee replacement consultant and arrange your first appointment today.

You can learn more about the knee replacement procedure on our main knee replacement page.

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Bushey Hospital is situated within easy access of the M1 and M25 motorways. We are only 15 miles from London, 45 minutes drive from Luton airport and around five miles from Watford town centre, with its fast and regular train services to the capital.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Bushey Hospital,

Heathbourne Road
Bushey
Hertfordshire
WD23 1RD

Main Switchboard:  020 8950 9090

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  020 8901 5505

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Bushey Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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